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"A joke repeated twice ceases to be a joke. The situation in 2008 cannot be

"A joke repeated twice ceases to be a joke. The situation in 2008 cannot be

compared to the situation in the 1990s."

MP Ján Podmanický of the governing Smer-SD party, commenting on the protest by the main Slovak newspapers against the draft press code. On Thursday, March 27, the newspapers all published an otherwise blank cover page featuring only a list of "Seven sins of the Press Code". The media used this form of protest against government proposals twice before - during the Vladimír Mečiar government in the 1990s.

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